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VASHRM Student Conference 2018

Virginia Society for Human Resource Management
Student Conference and Competition
October 27, 2018

Liberty University, DeMoss Hall, Lynchburg, VA

About the Conference

Breakout Sessions
Make it Count: Your LinkedIn Profile
Keys to not Getting Fired in Your 1st year!
From Sea to Shining Sea: Does all HR look alike? (panel discussion)
Backpack to Briefcase — Ask the HR Experts (panel discussion
HR Certification for the Graduating Senior
Beyond the HR Textbook: What You Don't learn in the Classroom
Work-Life Balance for the HR Professional
Defending HR: Cybersecurity at Work

Presentation Details and Requirements

• Prepare and present an original 15-minute executive summary presentation (including visual aid such as PPT, Adobe Spark, or Prezi).
  • Topic: a current HR trend.
  • Include current research (within the last 3 years from at least 5 credible/scholarly sources plus course texts
  • Each team member must present an equitable portion of the presentation.
  • Business attire is required.
  • There will be 3 judges per room.
  • 2-3 rooms will be available for competition (up to 12 teams).
  • 4 teams per room each at a separate assigned time slot.
  • The semi-finalist team from each room, will compete at the end of the day in front of the conference attendees and professional volunteers.
  • A set of 3 judges will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place among the top 3 semi-finalists.
  • The awards will be given at the end of the conference.

  • Register to Attend

    Download Conference Registration Form

    Accommodations Information

    Fairfield Inn
    3777 Candlers Mountain Road
    Lynchburg, VA 24502
    Phone: 434-845-1700
    Fax: 434-845-1800

    Booking Link

    Account: VA SHRM* — Liberty University
    Group Code: VSRO
    Cost: $99/room

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    Director, College Relations

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